Maratus sp. Stanley, north west Tasmania

This species from Stanley, north west Tasmania has dark lateral spots, a feature also seen in several other Maratus species and small dark 'cuffs' near the ends of legs III. This spider has a dense array of orange to red-orange pigmented scales against a background of iridescent green to blue-green to blue.

Male from NW Tasmania

Maratus stanleyi
Photo: Jurgen Otto

Mating pair from NW Tasmania

Mating male and female
Photo: Jurgen Otto


  • PECKHAMIA 96.1, 1 December 2011, 1―27 - An illustrated review of the known peacock spiders of the genus Maratus from Australia, with description of a new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill

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